I can imagine how someone seeing this would wonder if Dragons are real after all…
by David Ng
Yes, more slides for biodiversity purposes. More on this little guy at wiki.
The creature in this photo may appear to be a miniature version of a mythical dragon, but this little guy is actually a gliding lizard.
Adult gliding lizards, which belong to the genus Draco and total more than 45 species, range in size from 7-15 centimeters (about 2.8-6 inches) in length and are native to Southeast Asia.
This particular specimen appears to be Draco beccarii, according to Jimmy A. McGuire, curator of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and associate professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. However, without seeing the dewlap (a fold of loose skin that hangs from the neck) of this specimen, McGuire couldn’t be certain.